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Do My Varicose Veins Mean I am Not Healthy?

Having varicose veins, for many people, means wanting to hide the legs. It may mean that the legs feel tired more easily or that they tend to ache at the end of the day. Sometimes, having varicose veins means difficulty sleeping due to restless, twitching legs. But, does having varicose veins mean that you are …

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Let’s Simplify Cardiovascular Health Management

Life can feel more complicated than it needs to. We’ve all experienced our fair share of unexpected stressors in these past two years, so it seems like a good time to regroup and create some simple steps for maintaining optimal health. There are various aspects of health and wellness, including attending to our emotional states …

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Is DVT Dangerous?

he vein problems that we hear about most frequently are generally benign and superficial. While it’s important to understand how to reduce the risks for conditions like varicose veins in order to avoid discomfort and cosmetic frustrations, it is also important to understand what varicose veins may represent and the complications they may cause. Fortunately, …

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Why Do My Leg Veins Hurt?

It is believed that one in three middle-aged Americans has some form of vein disease. Few seek medical care for their condition even though vein disease can cause uncomfortable symptoms, including vein pain. Technically, there are no nerves in our veins, so the blood vessels themselves don’t hurt. Pain in the tissue immediately surrounding the …

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Thrombectomy for Deep Vein Thrombosis

When we get a scrape or cut, a blood clot forms to prevent excessive bleeding. While blood clotting is essential, this natural biological process can also pose a risk for some people. Sometimes, blood clots form when there isn’t a cut or scrape to mend. Sometimes, they form in large veins that are deep within …

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Should You Get Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation for Venous Reflux?

At Minimally Invasive Vascular Center, we meet a lot of people who want to rid themselves of the frustrating symptoms of vein disease. Doing so doesn’t have to require surgery, as was once the norm. We’ve come a long way since the days of vein stripping and are now much more reliant on innovative technologies. …

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Spider Vein Prevention Strategies You Should Know

Spider veins are a common and, fortunately, mild form of venous insufficiency. They do not represent a major medical problem, nor does having spider veins mean you will get varicose veins. However, these groups of visible webs of blue, purple, and red can be a huge cosmetic concern. Because they often develop on the ankles, …

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What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Conditions like chronic venous insufficiency are not well-known. We don’t see this condition. What we see are its effects, varicose veins, discoloration, and other vein problems. Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when the veins fail to adequately circulate blood from the limbs back to the heart. Usually, the insufficiency affects the legs because it is from …

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Summer is Here! Do You Know What to Do for Those Varicose Veins?

We’ve been looking forward to it for months and now we are finally on the cusp of warmer weather. As we shed our layers of clothing to enjoy more sunshine and welcoming temperatures, people with varicose veins have new concerns to address. We often hear how people feel self-conscious in the summer due to the …

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Could Varicose Veins be a Men’s Health Issue?

We call them “unsightly” and “embarrassing,” but spider veins and varicose veins are more than that. They can be a potentially serious problem. While these vein issues are typically seen as a women’s health issue, we need to take another look. Men can and do get varicose veins. Seeing them only as a cosmetic issue, …

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